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Ellen DeGeneres, APThis image released by Ellen DeGeneres shows actors front row from left, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyong’o Jr., and, second row, from left, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie as they pose for a "selfie" portrait on a cell phone during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Ellen DeGeneres’ selfie crashes Twitter

Sunday, March 2, 2014
LOS ANGELES — Ellen DeGeneres' goal of setting a retweet record with her star-studded selfie was achieved before the Oscars telecast was even over. [ Read more → ]
Jordan Strauss, Invision/APMatthew McConaughey, from left, holds his award for best actor for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club", Cate Blanchett holds her award for best actress in "Blue Jasmine", Lupita Nyong'o holds her award for best supporting actress for "12 Years a Slave," and Jared Leto holds hi award for best supporting actor in "Dallas Buyers Club" in the press room during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Big Oscar night for ‘12 Years a Slave,’ ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ ‘Gravity’

Sunday, March 2, 2014
LOS ANGELES — Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama “12 Years a Slave” best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards. [ Read more → ]
Mark J. Terrill, AP (File)In this Feb. 25, 2007 file photo, Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres opens the 79th Academy Awards telecast, in Los Angeles. DeGeneres is returning as host at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, 2014, after making her Oscar debut in 2007.

Host Ellen DeGeneres is ready to dance on the Oscars stage once again

Sunday, March 2, 2014
Seven years after her Oscar debut, Ellen DeGeneres is back. The 56-year-old TV personality talked with The Associated Press about her plans and preparations for hosting her second Academy Awards on Sunday. [ Read more → ]
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Dallas sportscaster who spoke out in support of Michael Sam appears on Ellen

Friday, February 14, 2014
From his news desk in Dallas, Texas, Dale Hansen spoke out in support of openly gay football player Michael Sam, and the point he made was heard round the world. Ellen DeGeneres had him on her show Friday to talk about his statement in person. [ Read more → ]
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Ellen DeGeneres collects 14th People’s Choice award

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
LOS ANGELES -- The fans made their top picks in television, music and film at the 2014 People's Choice Awards and deemed Ellen DeGeneres their favorite daytime TV host, making her the woman with the most People's Choice honors - a total of 14 trophies. [ Read more → ]
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Michelle Obama, celebrities add to support for GMA’s Robin Roberts

Monday, December 30, 2013
LOS ANGELES — Michelle Obama is leading an outpouring of support for Robin Roberts after the “Good Morning America” news anchor’s first public acknowledgement of her 10-year, same-sex relationship with massage therapist Amber Laign. [ Read more → ]
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Ellen DeGeneres has global ‘goal’ for next year’s Oscar telecast

Saturday, November 23, 2013
LOS ANGELES — Ellen DeGeneres has high aspirations for her second time around hosting the Oscars. [ Read more → ]
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Ellen vs. Hallmark: ‘Oh how gay it is…’

Friday, November 22, 2013
After changing the word on an ornament, Hallmark fell under some scrutiny. Ellen had a great way for them to get back on track. [ Read more → ]
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Is Ellen DeGeneres part of motion picture academy’s push for diversity?

Sunday, August 4, 2013
LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences isn't as much of an old-boys' club as it used to be. The group named two women to prominent positions this week, including Friday's announcement that Ellen DeGeneres will host the 2014 Oscar show. [ Read more → ]
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Ellen DeGeneres to host 2014 Oscars

Friday, August 2, 2013
NEW YORK -- Comic and daytime television host Ellen DeGeneres was picked to host the Academy Awards for the second time. [ Read more → ]
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New Zealand ‘poster boy for gay rights’ cleared for appearance on ‘Ellen’ show

Sunday, April 21, 2013
WELLINGTON, N.Z. -- New Zealand's Prime Minister has granted permission to Parliament member Maurice Williamson to appear on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" after Williamson became the unexpected face of gay rights for his "big gay rainbow" speech last week in favor of marriage equality. [ Read more → ]
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Marriage equality champion Chris Kluwe: ‘Everything a role model should be’

Monday, January 21, 2013
Now that his season is over, Chris Kluwe is making the rounds of the national media he so richly deserved last fall when he became a champion of equality. He already conquered Colbert, and now he dances out to Ellen, presenting her with a game-worn... [ Read more → ]
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One Million Moms drops campaign against JC Penney, Ellen DeGeneres after 3 days

Friday, December 7, 2012
The anti-gay group that bills itself as "One Million Moms" -- who resurrected their fight against JC Penney earlier this week over a new ad featuring Ellen DeGeneres -- has dumped its latest protest after only three days. [ Read more → ]
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Ellen DeGeneres awarded Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Comedian Ellen DeGeneres was presented with the 15th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Monday night, in a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. [ Read more → ]
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Booted gay Boy Scout receives $20K scholarship during appearance on ‘Ellen’

Friday, October 12, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- A Moraga, Calif., teen who was kicked out of the Boy Scouts and denied his Eagle award because he is gay, was awarded a $20,000 scholarship from the online photo album company Shutterfly during an appearance on the Ellen Degeneres show on Thursday. [ Read more → ]
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National Coming Out Day: Achieving progress through visibility

Thursday, October 11, 2012
On our road to equality, perhaps we’ll meet a day when “coming out” becomes a thing of the past. There will be no perception of difference, no fear, no worry and no anxiety. No declarations, no announcements, no revelations need be made. Nothing is questioned or second-guessed... [ Read more → ]
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‘Ellen,’ ‘Rosie’ show producer dies while vacationing in France

Thursday, May 31, 2012
LONDON -- Jim Paratore, who launched the TMZ website and produced "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "The Rosie O’Donnell Show," died Tuesday after suffering a massive heart-attack while vacationing in France, the BBC has reported. He was 58. [ Read more → ]
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‘One Million Moms’ gives up campaign against Ellen DeGeneres, JC Penney

Thursday, March 8, 2012
Anti-gay group “One Million Moms” announced Thursday it has abandoned its campaign against retailer JC Penney over its recent hiring of popular daytime television talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres as its spokesperson. [ Read more → ]
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JC Penney debuts Ellen DeGeneres commercials during Oscar telecast

Monday, February 27, 2012
During last night's Academy Awards broadcast, retail giant J.C. Penney debuted five new commercials featuring hugely popular daytime television talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres. You may recall that just weeks ago, Jc Penney came under fire from the anti-gay group “One Million Moms” over its recent hiring DeGeneres as its spokesperson. [ Read more → ]
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Howard Stern pledges to defend Ellen from the ‘fucking bigots’

Thursday, February 9, 2012
NEW YORK — Radio personality Howard Stern this week angrily denounced anti-gay pronouncements and efforts by the right-wing conservative christian group "One Million Moms" to force retail giant JC Penny to remove Ellen DeGeneres as the company's new spokesperson, and said he would defend Ellen from the "fucking bigots." [ Read more → ]
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Ellen responds to ‘One Million Moms:’ ‘My haters are my motivators’

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday publicly responded to the anti-gay group “One Million Moms,” which recently called on retailer JC Penney to fire her as their spokesperson because she is gay. [ Read more → ]
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Fischer: JC Penney responsible for rise in suicide, breast cancer due to partnership with Ellen

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Bryan Fischer, who last week explained how Bill Clinton was responsible for the rise in oral cancer, is back with another attack on JC Penney for hiring Ellen DeGeneres, this time claiming it will lead to more depression, suicide, and breast cancer among women who become lesbians due to the store's choice of spokesperson: [ Read more → ]
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Fischer: JC Penney promoting deviant behavior by hiring Ellen DeGeneres

Monday, February 6, 2012
Once upon a time, Bryan Fischer believed that trying to get someone fired from their job was a hate crime. But that is apparently only the case if the person getting fired is a Christian and the people urging the firing are gay because Fischer and the American Family Association are now trying to get JC Penney to fire Ellen DeGeneres as their spokesperson solely because she is gay. [ Read more → ]
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Hate group slams JC Penny for hiring Ellen DeGeneres as spokesperson

Thursday, February 2, 2012
TUPELO, Miss. -- Retail giant J.C. Penney has come under fire from the anti-gay group "One Million Moms" over its recent hiring of hugely popular daytime television talk-show host, Ellen DeGeneres as its spokesperson. [ Read more → ]
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Religious rightie says DeGeneres not a good choice for raising AIDS awareness

Monday, November 14, 2011
Sometimes, mess coming from the religious right doesn’t need an explanation. It just needs a spotlight to underscore how clueless and homophobic they are. Recently, openly gay actress and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres was named as special envoy to raise awareness about AIDS... [ Read more → ]
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